Private Edward Clarence Jackson

Private Edward Clarence Jackson

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, October 23, 1918

Edward Clarence Jackson

Private Edward Jackson died after contracting the Spanish Flu while in the performance of his duties.

Due to the devastation of the Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918 members of the Pennsylvania State Police had been ordered to perform duties such as, assisting nurses and doctors in taking care of influenza victims, serve as pallbearers of influenza victims, assisting health officers, transporting victims to and from hospitals, and to police the Borough of Exeter after the two members of their police force succumbed to the influenza.

Private Edward Jackson was a U.S Army veteran and had served with the Pennsylvania State Police for two years. He was survived by his Mother and siblings.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Sunday, October 13, 1918

communicable disease

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